StarTEC (Staff, Teacher,
and Restructured Technology Education Consortium) Is a three year technology
catalyst grant project funded in 1999 by the United States Department
of Education Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Program.
StarTEC is directed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
(CCTC) making it one of only a few state sponsored PT3 projects.
CCTC created the project as means of developing implemenation models
for its new technology standard for teacher preparation. This was
accomplished by providing a comprehensive needs-based technology training
program for education faculty and supervisors.
The project began with three colleges of education (University of California,
Riverside; Notre Dame de Namur University; and California State University,
Fresno). In the second year it added California State University,
Bakersfield. In the third year it added California State University,
Chico and University of San Francisco. These institutions cover
a variety of sizes, types, and cultures which fostered the development
of a number of integration models based upon the resources and needs at
each college. The consortium is also supported by a host of
professional organizations and corporations affiliated with technology.
This web site documents some of the activities and their results of the
project. Though the integration models share some features, it is their
differences that yield the most important conclusions about how educators
can use technology to most effectively to improve teaching practice.
The results should be tranferable to other colleges of education nationwide
to assist in moving our schools into the 21st Century.